Do you have a Manjula Pothos but want another one? Propagating is a great way to expand your collection or simply enjoy the satisfaction of growing a new plant from scratch. Fortunately, propagating Manjula Pothos is easy and can be done using a few simple techniques.
In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to propagate Manjula Pothos successfully. Whether you’re an experienced plant parent or just starting, we’ll provide you with all the information you need to get started and enjoy the process of propagating this beautiful plant.
Special Note: Manjula Pothos, also known as HANSOTI14 by the man who created it, is a patented plant. This means it is patent infringement if you are to sell cuttings that you propagated. In order to avoid patent infringement, you have to have the rights to sell this pothos cultivar and a royalty needs to be paid to the patent owner. While this is an article on How to Propagate Manjula Pothos, this is only meant to help you and only you to propagate your own cuttings for yourself.
When to Propagate Manjula Pothos
If you want to propagate Manjula Pothos, it is important to choose the right time. The best time to propagate Manjula Pothos is during the spring or summer when the plant is actively growing. This will give the new plant the best chance of taking root and growing strong.
Choosing a healthy parent plant to take cuttings from is also important. Look for a plant that has healthy leaves and stems, and is free from pests and diseases. This will help ensure that the new plant will be healthy and strong.
Another factor to consider when propagating Manjula Pothos is the age of the parent plant. Younger plants may not have developed enough to produce strong cuttings. It is best to take cuttings from a mature plant that is at least a year old.
Why to Propagate Manjula Pothos
If you’re a plant enthusiast or just love to decorate your home with greenery, then you might want to consider propagating your Manjula Pothos. Here are a few reasons why:
Cost-effective: Buying a fully grown Manjula Pothos can be expensive, but propagating it from cuttings is an affordable way to expand your collection.
Easy to propagate: Manjula Pothos is a relatively easy plant to propagate, making it a great option for beginners.
Healthier plants: Propagating your Manjula Pothos ensures that you have new, healthy plants that are free from pests and diseases.
Overall, propagating your Manjula Pothos can be a fun and rewarding experience that allows you to expand your plant collection.
How to Propagate Manjula Pothos
There are two main methods for propagating Manjula Pothos: water propagation and soil propagation. Both methods involve the same steps except for the last two steps. But they will grow roots at different rates.
Before propagating your Manjula Pothos, it’s important to gather all the necessary tools and materials. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Sharp, clean scissors or pruning shears
- Clean, distilled water
- A small container or vase to hold the cutting
- Optional: rooting hormone powder
- Optional: a clear plastic bag or plastic wrap to cover the cutting
Once you have all the necessary tools and materials, it’s time to prepare the cutting.
Take the Cuttings
Now that you are prepared, it’s time to take the cuttings.
Choose a healthy stem with at least 3-4 leaves, and make sure it has several nodes. Nodes are the small bumps along the stem where the leaves grow and eventually, the roots.
Next, use your clean scissors or pruning shears to make a clean cut just below a node. You’ll want the cutting to be about 4-6 inches long. Remove any leaves from the bottom 2 inches of the stem, as these will be submerged in water and have the potential to rot.
Next, it’s time to apply the rooting hormone powder if using. This will help the cutting develop roots more quickly and increase its chances of success. Dip the cut end of the stem into the powder and tap off any excess.
Place Cuttings Into Propagation Medium
Now that you have taken your cuttings, it’s time to place them into the propagation medium. First, decide if you are going to do a water propagation or a soil propagation.
Fill a container with room temperature water and place the cutting into the jar of water. Change the water every few days to avoid the water getting murky. Once roots are at least two inches in length, you can plant them in soil.
Fill a container with well-aerated soil and make a small well for the nodes to go into. Place the cuttings into the well and cover with more soil. If you’re propagating a lot of cuttings, make sure there is enough room between them for them to grow their own roots. Water the soil thoroughly and let sit in bright indirect light.
After a few weeks, roots should start to take form. If you’re propagating in soil, don’t look at the roots for at least four weeks so you don’t disturb them. I know it can be tough, but trust that they are rooting! In water, you can see if they are taking root by looking at them.
By following these steps, you should be able to successfully propagate your Manjula pothos cuttings. Remember that this is a patented plant and you cannot sell these cuttings. This article is for education purposes only and is meant to help you propagate your Manjula for only yourself to enjoy. Good luck!